what would you say?…

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Every time…hopefully without fail…---before my kids walk out the door to go off and be kids…they leave with the words “make smart choices” echoing in their head….so much so that when I left a few weeks ago to go out with friends my daughter said to me, “make smart choices mom…” hilarious…note taken… Being a teen is hard. There are days when I … [Read more...]

cool finds…

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Hi all….we’ve been porch sittin a bunch lately. It is funny…because we thought that we would be using our screened in porch the most…but we have been really loving the front porch. We found a fabulous end-of-season couch at a local shop called Summer Classics. The blue adirondack chairs are from overstock.com….they all look like they were made to … [Read more...]

bookday….

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Been busy getting things together for the first days of school…that start next week. Two kids in high school in the house…I know you’re right…I do look way too young to have two kids in high school…I had them when I was 12. Seriously though…I find it crazy…that my kids are old enough to be going to high school. On one hand, we are all very excited … [Read more...]

Sigh….

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Leaving tomorrow to go back home. 2 weeks at the beach has been a true blessing...lots of good quality family time which always recharges me. Knowing that high school registrations are just 2 weeks away has me itching to get back to work and ready to get a bit back into routine. I hope your summer has been a restful one...seems this one has rushed … [Read more...]

bittersweet…

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I’m not a crier….and I have made up for that  all within the past 2 weeks. My sweet Putter dog used to keep me in check…whenever stress would get the best of me….he would be right there to just chill me out. Between Putter passing on…packing up our home from the last 11 years…well, let’s just say….flood gates are open and running. Some of the … [Read more...]

bye Putt…

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I used to be scared of dogs. When I was 5 or so a dog bit me….and then within a year….my dad was away on a business trip and came home with a fluffy golden retriever. We named him Muffin. I have been in love ever since. Always a golden…Muffin, then Doogie…. For our first wedding anniversary Bill and I bought our own puppy. Mulligan was like our … [Read more...]

30 things….

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I’ve been packing it seems for years….and yet I am still not done. Hence, I do not have anything remotely fun to share with you today….instead I thought I would share random thoughts…if you aren’t interested in wasting 2 minutes of your day just carry on….stop in again soon:)   1. packing up your house kind of makes you want to throw … [Read more...]

here or there….

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So I get an email....the email that every blogger dreams to get. Better Homes and Gardens…wants me…at an event….at their headquarters. They want to partner with me for a year of posts…highlighting their brand. They want to fly me to their headquarters to be apart of the kickoff.   I. Am. Beaming.   Until I realize the dates. … [Read more...]

Did you know….

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Warning: super random thoughts ahead….   There is this app…called Red Herring….it is like a category matching game that is completely addicting and actually a good brain game. Try it!   My bff since the beginning of time….turned 40 on May 1st. Her hubs (who is up for husband of the year) was flying us BOTH to the beach house in NC … [Read more...]

Goldilocks and the 40 showings…

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Once upon a time, there was a lovely house on a beautiful street. Every house on the street was filled with families who loved being neighbors on their quiet little street in one of the top school districts in the state. It was a place where kids bounced balls, rode bikes, drank lemonade and had great fun all the time. Where families take care of … [Read more...]